Spotify: is it worth it?

By Leslie Muir /// Opinions Editor David Lowery is suing Spotify for $150 million over artist copyright infringement. Taylor Swift wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal condemning music streaming sites, such as Spotify, that cut artists out of supposedly substantial profits. Spotify doesn’t even have my favorite Chance the Rapper album up. So should we still use it? To be ... Read More »

Baseball leads off on the brand new season

The baseball Pioneers get ready for the Northwest Conference grind in March By Peter Melling /// Sports Editor The boys are back in town! The baseball Pioneers have returned to the diamond for the 2016 season, ready to capitalize on the progress made last season and on the arrival of 20 rookies. As of March 1, the team is 6-7, and ... Read More »

LC group rethinks GenEd

By Gelsey Plaza /// Staff Writer For the past several years, the Lewis & Clark Curriculum Committee has been working on several plans to try to implement changes to the general education (GenEd) requirements.  However, the changes were never carried out.  At LC, GenEd currently includes Exploration and Discovery (E&D) and the distribution requirements, which are foreign language, creative arts, ... Read More »

Health Center survey to collect data on student habits

By Natalie Rich /// Staff Writer Any student who opened an email entitled “Lewis & Clark College Student Health Survey” was met with a perhaps familiar line of questioning: rate your personal levels and history with regards to mental health, physical fitness, nutrition, alcohol and substance use, violence, disabilities and sexual health.  On Feb. 22, the National College Health Assessment ... Read More »

Animal Collective’s “Painting With”: Review

Despite strong singles and memorable moments, the band’s tenth album fails to meet expectations By Daniel Elliott /// Staff Writer Animal Collective really have been around forever. To    think, they used to be a bunch of teenagers going to a Waldorf school and playing strange, textured, genre-less music out the back porches of Baltimore county homes and starting their own ... Read More »

Students of color face foreign ideas of race abroad

By Lesedi Khabele-Stevens///Staff Writer There is no denying that studying abroad is both rewarding and challenging for every student who participates, but to be a student of color in an abroad program brings different rewards and discomforts. These differing experiences are not often talked about, especially at Lewis & Clark. Race and identity play out differently around the world forcing students ... Read More »

Steinhardt lecture gives economic spin to social mobility

By Zachary Lerman /// Staff Writer Recently, income inequality and social mobility are issues that have been at the center of the current presidential election, with candidates claiming that they can solve America’s ever growing income gap.    On February 18, Gregory Clark a professor of Economics at University of California Davis, gave a talk about what drives social status ... Read More »

Softball swings into action for the spring

The squad blasts past the competition in February, start up conference season By Peter Melling /// Sports Editor The softball Pioneers have returned to take on the 2016 season, amid the arrival of seven first-year players and an incredibly tough Northwest Conference. As of March 1, the team is 5-7 and 0-4 in conference play. The Pios look to build upon ... Read More »